Sep 21, 2012 4:00pm PDT
clinton and was a republican member of both the house and the senate said the united states cannot get afghanistan to transition to democracy any time soon. at least not on our own. >> we can't carry out the transition of the afghan people into a democracy. it it going to take years, decades and unless is we have an international commit ned lamont do that the united states can't do it alone and shouldn't be doing it alone so we need to have a much greater participation by other countries in addition to the united states. >> shepard: now, a republican congressman who voted against a resolution to set a time table for a full withdrawal has an entirely new position. florida congressman bill young is the chairman of the house subcommittee that oversees defense spending and told the tampa bay times newspaper editorial board i think we he should remove ourselves from afghanistan as quickly as we can. congressman young added i just think we are killing kids that don't need to die. meantime, the current defense secretary officially announced today the additional surge troops that president oba
Sep 13, 2012 4:00pm PDT
and what it is. here is what we know. investigators in the united states and libya say the astack on the consulate was likely an act of terror and likely timed to mark the 9-11 terrorist attacks. the libyans say it was a two-part operation. investigators are looking into whether it was an inside job. one that included locals and a raid on a supposedly secret safehouse. the chairman of the u.s. house intelligence committee says it was a coordinated military style, commando type operation. tonight spokesmen at the white house, the pentagon, state department, all say they can not confirm the libyan report of arrests. and u.s. officials are urging everyone involved to take the arrest news with a grain of salt. a senior libyan official says four men are in custody and we're conducting ways of interrogating them because they are suspected of helping instigate the events at the u.s. consulate. u.s. intelligence officials have said there is zeroing in on a certain militant group that fits the al-qaeda signature. the f.b.i. sent teams of personnel to libya and the boss at the justice depar
Sep 12, 2012 4:00pm PDT
this evening. jennifer, the headline that two united states warships are headed to libya this evening is a disturbing one. >> well, shepard. we have just confirmed from u.s. officials that those two warships, they are guided naval destroyers. one of them the uss mcfall is in the mediterranean. it's being moved off the coast of libya. also the uss la boone. a second u.s. destroyer being prepositioned we are told for basically contingency planning. contingency purposes according to u.s. officials. meanwhile all u.s. personnel have been evacuated from ben ben -- benghazi. none are left near the consulate. it's being guarded by local police at this time. u.s. a air force is transporting the bodies of those killed including ambassador stevens to germany where the wounded will be treated at land stool. the ambassador and three others killed will be returned to the united states, shepard. >> shepard: some questions about where all of this will lead, jennifer. what do we know about the marines presence inside libya. >> the marines were not guarding the son skull consulate in benghazi. we are
Sep 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
to the united states, shepard. >> shepard: some questions about where all of this will lead, jennifer. what do we know about the marines presence inside libya. >> the marines were not guarding the son skull consulate in benghazi. we are used to marines guarding embassies around the world. they were guarding in tripoli not in benghazi. the state department had regional security officers, local -- sorry, not local but contractors who do that job. they were there with the ambassador at the time. what we do know now is that 50 marines have been sent from a naval base in rota, spain. they will be in tripoli in the cap attachment it's not clear what their assignment will be. they are not planning to go to benghazi at this time. the attack lasted for four hours and was multi-staged as we reported, shep. it was well-planned and did not appear to be the result of the protest surrounding that anti-islamic video according to officials we have spoken to. that may have been a ruse for the planned benghazi attack which fell on 9/11, shepard. >> shepard: nevertheless, there were those inflamed by that and ap
Sep 10, 2012 4:00pm PDT
interests. and two united states officials now tell the associated press that an air strike has killed the group's second in command. the yemenis say it appears a u.s. drone fired the missile that killed him. american officials have not confirmed it openly but u.s. forces have previously droned suspects in yemen. the target in this latest strike, a saudi national who fought in afghanistan and did six years at guantanamo bay. that stent in gitmo made him a rock star to his buddies we are told. a yemeni government official earlier told fox news officials have recovered d.n.a. from the site and analyzing it now to confirm that he is dead. the yemenis perhaps a little cautious because previous reports of his death later turned out to be inaccurate. stool was not in session today for some 400,000 students in chicago. after the city's public school teachers went on strike for the first time in more than two decades. [chanting] members of the chicago teachers union picketing across the city including outside cellular field on the south side after teachers and city officials missed last night'
Sep 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, the united states gives egypt more than $1.5 million in annual economic and military aid. pennsylvania's highest court told a lower court judge to reconsider his decision to uphold that state's controversial voter i.d. law. the proposed law requires every voter in the battle ground state to show photo identification before casting a ballot. opponents claim the law discriminates against lower income americans, but government officials say it would crack down against cases of election fraud. today pennsylvania supreme court ruled the lower court judge has two weeks to defend his ruling that allows the law to stand. keep in mind, other states are facing similar legal fights with election day 49 days away. >>> a judge says arizona can immediately start enforcing the most controversial parts of its immigration law. the section that requires cops to check somebody's immigration status if the cop suspects the person for another reason and suspects he or she is in the country illegally. u.s. supreme court upheld that part of the law. but opponents challenged it on other grounds. they say they'
Sep 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
that the united states is deploying over europe would definitely be directed against russia. romney campaign staffers said they have no comment on putin's statement. in any case, after putin offered his views on the political dynamic, he dressed up as a crane, hopped into a motorized hang glider. it was for a project to teach migration to endangered siberian white cranes. >>> we're two hours away from vice president joe biden taken to the stage in char l. as we've seen in the past, he request be, well, unpredictable. we'll get a preview of what he plans to say and a look back at some of his memorable comments, plus just hours after president obama's speech, the feds are set to release the august jobs numbers. tonight what the experts are predicts and what it all might mean for the president. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news live from charlotte, north carolina where the foo fighters have just taken the big stage. ♪ ♪ there goes my hero ♪ he's just an ordinary ♪ copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan,
Sep 7, 2012 4:00pm PDT
in afghanistan now officially a terror group in the eyes of the united states. the name? the haqqani network. its commanders saying he they are the american sergeant bo bird dal in their custody after the tall can kidnapped him near the afghanistan and pakistan border. right now he is the only prisoner of war in afghanistan. those haqqani militants warned today's news could endanger the life of that soldierful the pentagon blaming the haqqani network for a series of deadly attacks inside afghanistan including last year's assault u.s. embassy and nato headquarters kabul. that siege stretched on for days six people including six small children. secretary of state hillary clinton making military has been very frustrate and has wanted the state department for years now to designated haqqani network a terrorist organization. that is what happened today. the haqqani network is an off chute of the taliban. it's responsible for more u.s. troop deaths in eastern afghanistan than any other group. its carried out high profile attacks as you men'sed on the u.s. embassy, nato headquarters, the indian embassy